NMMC-Tupelo Offers 3-D Mammography
TUPELO - At North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo, we know that seeing even the smallest change in a mammogram is key to making a difference in a patient’s life. That’s why we invested in 3-D mammography technology– to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
As of Oct. 1, the North Mississippi Health Services hospitals in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Tupelo, Pontotoc and West Point, Mississippi, all offer 3-D mammography. The technology is also coming soon to the Hamilton, Alabama, hospital. This new technology, along with annual screenings, will give patients across north Mississippi and northwest Alabama their best chance to find cancer earlier.
“While we have seen a decline in patients coming in for routine screening, screening and early detection play an important part in improving patient survival outcomes,” said Domingo Valpuesta, vice president of Pharmacy, Oncology and Medical Imaging at North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo. “This 3-D mammography equipment provides our community the best imaging available and will allow earlier detection of breast cancer that may be hidden on a conventional mammogram.”
Women over age 40 are encouraged to have a screening mammogram every year. A screening mammogram is for those who do not have a specific breast concern of symptom, such as a lump. If you have a lump or other concern, your provider will recommend diagnostic testing.
Pain and discomfort are top reasons why women skip mammograms. This new technology is tailored to the structure of each woman’s breast, so we can deliver a better patient experience with less compression. These new 3-D mammography machines can measure breast density right at the workstation and assess risk before a person leaves the exam.
We’re your connection to self-scheduled 3-D screening mammograms at the time and location that is most convenient to you.
To learn about the mammography system that’s making a difference in our patients’ lives, call (662) 377-6655 or 1-866-912-1486.